Two Men In Town
Starring Forest Whitaker. Opens in theaters and iTunes on March 6.
Starring Karidja Toure, Assa Sylla, and Lindsay Karamoh
Starring Will Smith. In theaters Feb. 2015
Starring Yaya Dacosta and Arlen Escarrpeta. Premieres Saturday January 17 at 8/7c on Lifetime.
Da Sweet Blood of Jesus
Dr. Hess Green (Stephen Tyrone Williams) becomes cursed by a mysterious ancient Afrian artifact and is overwhelmed with a newfound thirst for blood. He however is not a vampire. Soon after his transformation he enters into a dangerous romance with Ganja Hightower (Zaraah Abrahams) that questions the very nature of love, addiction, sex, and status in our seemingly sophisticated...
The Book of Negroes
Based on the award-winning novel by Lawrence Hill, The Book of Negroes tells the story of Aminata Diallo after her capture and the pain she endured as part of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. Starring Aunjanue Ellis as well as Cuba Gooding Jr. and Louis Gossett Jr., The Book of Negroes will premiere February 2015 on BET.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Starring John Boyega. In theaters December 18, 2015.
Starring Chris Rock, Gabriel Union, and Rosario Dawson.
Starring David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Wilkinson, Tessa Thompson, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Lorraine Toussaint.
Beyond The Lights
Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Nate Parker.
Raven-Symoné (“That’s So Raven,” “The Cosby Show” and more) joins the cast of SISTER ACT beginning March 27th. Get her thoughts on the smash-hit show and what it’s like to make her Broadway debut! RELATED ARTICLES: Raven-Symoné to replace Patina Miller in Broadway’s “Sister Act” Raven Symone’s ‘State of Georgia’ Cancelled! Diahann Carroll, Obba Babatundé, & Raven Symoné Honored... Read More »
Boris Kodjoe has been cast in the new ABC drama pilot Scruples. Based on the novel by Judith Krantz, Scruples centers on rich and powerful clothing designer Billy Winthrop (Claire Forlani) in a world of sex, revenge and scandal. The actor, who recently celebrated his 39th birthday, will play Josh Hillman, the attorney of Billy’s late husband. Undercovers star... Read More »
Samuel L Jackson is pitted against Luke Wilson in director Chris Fisher‘s upcoming horror thriller Meeting Evil. Jackson plays a devil-like character in pursuit of a weak, vulnerable man. The film is based on a Thomas Berger novel. Rent‘s Tracie Thoms also co-stars. The film synopsis reads: “Recently fired realtor and suburban dad John Fleton (Wilson) suffers from depression... Read More »
Former Soul Food series regulars Rockmond Dunbar and Vanessa A. Williams are returning to the small screen in an original TV movie entitled Raising Izzie. The actors will resume their roles as husband and wife for the new film, which will premiere in July on GMC. “When their mother passes away leaving them without an adult guardian, sisters Izzie... Read More »
The Urban Daily chatted with Kerry Washington to discuss her racy scene in A Thousand Words (opening March 9), what she learned researching her role in the upcoming ABC series “Scandal” and her on screen reunion with Jamie Foxx in Quentin Tarantino’s slave western Django Unchained (coming to theaters December 25th). TUD: In A Thousand Words, there’s a scene... Read More »
Rising actress Carmen Ejogo is set to co-star in ABC’s drama pilot Zero Hour. The project centers on Hank Foley (played by Anthony Edwards) who, after spending 20 years as the editor of Modern Skeptics magazine, becomes involved in one the most compelling conspiracies in human history when his wife is kidnapped.” Ejogo will play the FBI agent investigating... Read More »
Forest Whitaker is in negotiations to play the title character in The Butler, Lee Daniels’ story of Eugene Allen, a black man who worked as butler in the White House, serving eight presidents from 1952 to 1986. David Oyelowo is in talks to play the butler’s son in the movie, being produced by Pamela Williams producing on behalf of... Read More »
Lionsgate has finally released a sneak peek of Lenny Kravitz as Cinna in the highly-anticipated film The Hunger Games. Kravitz plays the fashion stylist and ally of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), a child fighter tribute. In the new clip, Cinna (Kravitz ) prepares Katniss (Lawrence) for the Tribute Parade. Despite mixed reactions over Kravitz casting, the rockstar nails his... Read More »
Gabrielle Union may be headed to your television screen. The Good Deeds star has been tapped to star as lead in husband-wife duo Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil‘s new BET comedy pilot, Single Black Female. According to Deadline, the hour-long pilot, which is expected to air in August, “chronicles the work and family life of a Black woman... Read More »
As we reported a few months ago, Will Smith is in Costa Rica filming M. Night Shyamalan‘s sci-fi epic After Earth. The actor released photos from the set featuring his son and co-star Jaden Smith, his wife, the director, and his other co-star Zoe Kravitz. The film is set in the future, where humans no longer live on Earth... Read More »
Will Smith is in rare form for his latest film, Men In Black 3. Columbia Pictures released the official trailer today via Yahoo! and it features the megastar jumping through time and fighting aliens. The official film synopsis reads: Agents J and K are back… in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the... Read More »
British thespian Freema Agyeman has joined the pilot for the CW’s Sex and the City prequel, entitled The Carrie Diaries. If the series does get picked up (and we’re sure it will), this could very well be Agyeman’s breakout roe in an American television project. The former Doctor Who star will play Larissa, a hip, cutting-edge editor who works... Read More »
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Taraji P. Henson and Idris Elba are teaming up for a new Screen Gems thriller entitled “No Good Deed,” reports The Hollywood Reporter. The film, directed by Sam Miller, centers “around a former DA-turned-stay-at-home mom and her two small children who are terrorized and kidnapped from their home when she invites a good-looking mysterious stranger in to wait for... Read More »
Yahoo! Movies has posted a new photo from the movie featuring leading men Will Smith and Josh Brolin. The new film features the return of the agents in a 3D time traveling saga. Agent J (Smith) discovers that history has been rewritten so that his partner K (Tommy Lee Jones) no longer exists. So J has to go back in time... Read More »
Laurence Fishburne has landed a supporting role in a futuristic drama directed by Jeff Renfroe. The film follows “a small group of survivors in the aftermath of a future Ice Age who live underground fighting for their lives in a society that disintegrates into cannibalism and violence.” Details about Fishburne’s role in the film have not yet been revealed.... Read More »
Katori Hall‘s “Hurt Village” is set in a Memphis public housing project that’s extremely dangerous. The story focuses on Buggy (Corey Hawkins), who is back after years of military service in Iraq. The welcoming committee includes his outsize grandmother Big Mama (Tonya Pinkins) and Cookie, the 13-year-old daughter he never knew (Joaquina Kalukango), a precocious and eagle-eyed rapper. The... Read More »
Sean Patrick Thomas, who co-starred opposite Julia Stiles in Save the Last Dance, has been cast in “The Selection,” Blackactors.net has learned. We’re told the project is based on a book series by Keira Cass that actually hasn’t come out yet. The pilot is described as an “epic romance set 300 years in the future in which a poor young woman is chosen by... Read More »
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